NYE 2021 – Niyama Islands, Maldives

Against all odds and right at the end of the year, 2020 took me to the middle of the Indian Ocean to entertain guests at the stunning Niyama Private Islands Resort during their New Years Eve celebrations. Blessed by this opportunity at such difficult times, I celebrate all my fellow performers and friends in theContinue reading “NYE 2021 – Niyama Islands, Maldives”

Teardrop

One of my highlights of 2016 was having the opportunity to collaborate with another hula hoop warrior – actually, one of the very first hula hoopers I ever met, years ago – the amazing Grace Billings. Within one month of long distance rehearsals, we created a powerful LED hoop duo for a run of ChristmasContinue reading “Teardrop”

Next Level Snake Hoop Ninja

Hoop Cartel – Strictly for those who Spin When I grow up, I want to be a wild child with layers on Embrace of the Serpent “She taught him that one cannot take pleasure without giving pleasure, and that every gesture, every caress, every touch, every glance, every last bit of the body has itsContinue reading “Next Level Snake Hoop Ninja”

The new Hoops In Motion

Like an ever spinning wheel, life sets us a challenge when we least expect it, to test our courage and willingness to change… ‘Hoops In Motion’ is a wonderfully exciting journey, a piece of circus and visual arts, originally commissioned by John Bishop and further developed by Cirque Bijou and with support from the NationalContinue reading “The new Hoops In Motion”

‘Cløwns & Queens’ – my journey into the wonderful world of Gandini Juggling

What are your taboos? This spring I literally threw myself into a wonderfully mad journey of self discovery with the world-renowned Gandini Juggling. If you don’t know them yet, the Gandini’s are a company of ridiculously talented object manipulators, whose work has been reinventing and reinvigorating juggling over the past 20 years, whilst challenging people’s perceptionsContinue reading “‘Cløwns & Queens’ – my journey into the wonderful world of Gandini Juggling”

Metamorphosis

When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been… But she had wings. Photographs by Simon Yin. Big thanks to Chenghao Liu and Jacksons Lane Theatre, London. The hoops in these images are LED smart hoopsContinue reading “Metamorphosis”

Hula Hoop & Motion Graphics – Live on the John Bishop Show

I have always had a great interest in animation and mixed media, so when Cirque Bijou offered me to collaborate on a bespoke piece that mixed my hoops with Howie Bailey‘s visual graphics, I dived right into it. The piece was commissioned as an intro to the John Bishop Show on BBC1, which made the whole project evenContinue reading “Hula Hoop & Motion Graphics – Live on the John Bishop Show”

Silvia hula hoops on ‘Blue Peter’ – BBC

I’m not sure if it was a coincidence or through word of mouth, but just before my multi-media performance on the John Bishop Show was released on the BBC, I was invited to hula hoop live on the Blue Peter show… It was so last minute, everything literally happened within a few hours, and thatContinue reading “Silvia hula hoops on ‘Blue Peter’ – BBC”

Silvia vs The Great Eastern Bear

When I took two of my best friends to play up on a roof in East London. Photos by Jon Green, set and ‘behind the scene’ photos by Thomas Forsyth.

Glastonbury Festival 2013

An even bigger, even better Circus Big Top was my home for a week at Glastonbury Festival 2013. Once again, it was an absolute pleasure to share the stage with so many incredibly talented performers, coming from all over the world. In fact, thanks also to what was probably the warmest English summer in years,Continue reading “Glastonbury Festival 2013”